Traumatic events—such as an accident, assault, military combat or natural disaster—can have lasting effects on a person’s mental health. While many people will have short term responses to life-threatening events, some will develop longer term symptoms that can lead to a diagnosis of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). PTSD symptoms often co-exist with other conditions such as substance use disorders, depression and anxiety.
If you have experienced traumatic events during your childhood, research on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) have shown that early life traumatic experience has a tremendous impact on future relationships, life quality and lifelong health and opportunity. Adverse Childhood Experiences have been linked to:
Risky health behaviors
Chronic health conditions
Low life potential
We understand that the path to healing from trauma can feel lonely and isolated, especially trauma from childhood. We strive to create a safe and nonjudgmental space to help you process various aspects of your traumatic experience. We will collaborate with you to identify situations that may trigger negative or anxious feelings and/or memories, and provide you the tools to recognize those feelings, and respond with healthy coping skills and self-compassion.